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Contact Hours : 13

Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Pelvic and Back Pain Course is organized by HomeCEU. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13 Contact Hours.

Target Audience:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers. 

This comprehensive course on musculoskeletal, pelvic, and back pain is presented by Steve Middleton, Debra Dent, and James Menz, experts in the field of rehab medicine.

This course explores skeletal muscle functions, names, and locations as well as their various roles and interactions during the creation of human movement. It offers a clear overview of the skeletal muscle functions, specific muscle roles, and biomechanics, supported with examples and illustrations. Common motions are demonstrated, equipping healthcare professionals with the skills to identify the joint actions, planes, and muscles involved and making recommendations for specific techniques to address targeted areas involved.

Demonstration of appropriate physical tests and scans for the spine are presented, along with the latest evidence in screening and physical testing. The course explores evaluative processes to improve awareness of differential diagnosis and test results that might be performed by other health professionals.

Course Goals:
This course is intended to instruct the professional with a clear overview of the skeletal muscle functions, specific muscle roles, and biomechanics, supported with examples and illustrations along with recommendations for specific techniques to address targeted areas involved.

Professional Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Recognize the APTA wants all physical therapists to be doctors of physical therapy by 2020.
• Define reliability, positive predictive value, CPR, Kernig’s sign, Bell’s Palsy and Grisel’s syndrome.
• Differentiate between 4 yellow flags and 10 red flags.
• Recognize vascular problems are usually made worse with activity and 3 signs of cardiac symptoms for women.
• List 3 causes of osteomyelitis and identify 3 phases of Paget’s disease.
• Define osteoporosis and recognize 3 of its risk factors.
• Recognize 6 classifications of spondylolisthesis and 3 signs of cranial nerve dysfunction.
• List 3 characteristics of cluster headaches and 3 classifications for neoplasm of the brain.
• List 3 high risk factors for cervical spine injuries and 3 special tests for cervical radiculopathy.
• Identify 3 causes of dizziness and define BPPV.
• Identify 3 types of cardiac angina.
• Differentiate between Kohr’s sign,ESI, Homan’s sign, Patrick’s test, and Gelle’s test.
• Recognize the number one leading cause of death from gynecological cancers and that 90% of individuals will experience LBP at some point in time.
• Identify and differentiate between types, zones, and grades of the vertebral body and pelvic system.
• Recognize the 4 bones of the pelvis and its 7 joints and anatomy.
• Recognize anatomy including origins and insertions for the psoas major, sartorius, obturator internus, soleus, and fibularis tertius.
• Identify the role of the pelvis and femur with hip extension.
• List 3 SI joint pain provocation tests and 3 precautions for muscle energy techniques.
• Define GTO and recognize it takes 6-8 seconds for the Golgi-tendon and the muscle to relax.
• Identify 3 specific effects of joint manipulations.
• List 3 muscles that make up the core.
• Define “gua”, “contra”, “pronation”, GTO, and fulcrum.
• Identify and differentiate between the latissimus dorsi, upper trapezius, and rotator cuff musculature.
• Recognize plantar flexion is important in push-off.
• Define hallux and identify 3 muscles of eversion.

Intended Audience

Orthopedics, Musculo Skeletal system


Activity Fee : USD $174.00

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